Meaning of BREAST in English


I. breast 1 S3 /brest/ BrE AmE noun

[ Language: Old English ; Origin: breost ]

1 . WOMAN’S BODY [countable] one of the two round raised parts on a woman’s chest that produce milk when she has a baby:

These bras are specially designed for women with large breasts.

breast milk

breast cancer

bare-breasted/small-breasted etc

2 . CHEST [countable] written the part of your body between your neck and your stomach:

Dick cradled her photograph against his breast.

3 . BIRD [countable] the front part of a bird’s body, below its neck:

a robin with a red breast

red-breasted/white-breasted etc

red-breasted geese

4 . MEAT [uncountable] meat that comes from the front part of the body of a bird such as a chicken:

turkey breast

5 . CLOTHES [countable usually singular] the part of a jacket, shirt etc that covers the top part of your chest ⇨ ↑ double-breasted , ↑ single-breasted

6 . make a clean breast of it/things to admit that you have done something wrong

7 . EMOTIONS [countable] literary where your feelings of sadness, love, anger, fear etc come from:

a troubled breast

⇨ beat your breast at ↑ beat 1 (31), ⇨ ↑ chimney breast

II. breast 2 BrE AmE verb [transitive] formal

1 . to reach the top of a hill or slope

2 . to push against something with your chest

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.